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98%
  • Walt Whitman High
  • 7100 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,902
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
91%
  • Bethesda-chevy Chase High
  • 4301 East-west Hwy, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,994
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
71%
  • Bradley Hills Elementary
  • 8701 Hartsdale Ave, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 633
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
70%
  • Bannockburn Elementary
  • 6520 Dalroy Ln, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 411
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
70%
  • Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
  • 6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 9 · Students: 1,481
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
68%
  • Burning Tree Elementary
  • 7900 Beech Tree Rd, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 495
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
67%
  • Wyngate Elementary
  • 9300 Wadsworth Dr, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 784
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
63%
  • North Bethesda Middle School
  • 8935 Bradmoor Dr, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 950
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
63%
  • Wood Acres Elementary
  • 7000 Radnor Road, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 714
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
62%
  • Bethesda Elementary
  • 7600 Arlington Rd, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 520
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
59%
  • Westbrook Elementary
  • 5110 Allan Ter, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 456
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
57%
  • Westland Middle School
  • 5511 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,252
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
54%
  • Rock Creek Forest Elementary
  • 8330 Grubb Road, Bethesda
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 632
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
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Bethesda school information

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Average Test Scores68%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools181,16379,221
Total private schools2467424,874
Total post-secondary schools41127,963
The Bethesda, MD educational system consists of 18 public schools, 24 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Bethesda public schools have average test scores of 68% which is 65% higher than than the Maryland average and 39% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bethesda public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.7% have completed high school, 83.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 28.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Bethesda

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade97.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school97.7%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college93.3%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree86.1%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors83.2%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters55.6%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree28.0%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate11.2%2.5%1.3%

Bethesda, MD School Districts

Montgomery County Public Schools

There are a total of 18 public schools, 24 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Bethesda. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Bethesda, MD schools is 68%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Bethesda, MD, an average of 97.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 97.7% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Bethesda schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Bethesda, MD schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Great Falls, VA15,78695%93%
Wolf Trap, VA16,72295%93%
McLean, VA48,86795%92%
Mantua, VA7,49794%91%
Wakefield, VA12,69793%90%
Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Waltham, MA62,69957%16%
South Jordan, UT62,75146%7%
Broomfield, CO62,44948%3%
Greenville, SC62,77657%15%
Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%
Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%
Source: The Bethesda, MD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.